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Over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in...Over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016There were over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014, which is trending upwards.Indiana's Medical Board Website Ranked...IN's Medical Board Website Ranked 2nd to LastBy Jack H. FanbauchNovember 26, 2016 Unfortunately, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's website ranks 2nd to last in the United States. According to Consumer Reports, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's website makes it very difficult for consumers to find out whether a physician has a track record of disciplinary actions or a history of committing malpractice.Collateral Sources of Payment for Injuries are Not Admissible at TrialCollateral Sources of Payment for InjuriesAugust 30, 2016For many years, Indiana case law has stipulated that defense counsel can introduce collateral sources of governmental payments...Be Wary of the Dangers of Codeine Prescriptions...Dangers of Codeine Prescriptions for ChildrenAugust 30, 2016The drug codeine is a pain reducer and cough suppressant. It is a narcotic but most patients do not question the prescription of the drug if it is used as intended. However, parents should be cautious of the drug’s effects on children.Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Medical Malpractice Claims You Didn't Know ExistedDr. Nicholas King, spoke at the 28th Annual Indiana Trial Lawyer's Associate "Lifetime Achievement" seminar on Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims you didnt know existed, and how to win an MRP From a Dr's Perspective.  Patient Advocate Groups Want the Ability for...Patient Advocate Groups Want the Ability for Patients to Record SurgeriesJanuary 11, 2016A Wisconsin state congressman, inspired by a man who lost his sister after a botched surgery, introduced a bill last spring that would require hospitals to offer patients the option of recording surgeries. The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association is trying to get a similar measure introduced in Indiana, according...Understanding HIIPA and Your RightsUnderstanding HIIPA and Your RightsJanuary 11, 2016HIPAA is a federal law that requires medical providers to protect individually identifiable health information. Like Indiana’s patient privacy laws, HIPAA states that hospitals, physicians, dentists, and others may not release protected health information except in limited circumstances.Being Informed of Dangerous Medical Products and...Being Informed of Dangerous Medical Products and DevicesJanuary 9, 2016Making decisions about personal medical procedures is never easy. We rely on medical professionals and product manufacturers to ensure that medical devices are safe and effective. The majority of time the products are safe, helping millions of individuals each year improve their quality of life. Best Lawyers 2016 Edition Cover ImageFort Wayne Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the YearFort Wayne Medical Malpractice Law - PLAINTIFFS "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" David Farnbacuh has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Fort Wayne Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as a...How to Catch Medical Billing ErrorsHow to Catch Medical Billing Errors September 8, 2015One in 10 medical bills contains a claims error, according to a study conducted by the American Medical Association. Another study done by the Access Project, a Boston-based health care advocacy group, found billing errors occur in up to 80 percent of cases. While the actual frequency of billing errors...